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Len Bias is Posthumously Going into the Hall of Fame

THE BURTON WIRE — The internet is celebrating news that late basketball legend Len Bias will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Bias leads a group of six players and two coaches that will be enshrined in Kansas City next November. In addition to Bias, Hershey Hawkins, Jim Jackson, Paul Pierce, Antawn Jamison and David Greenwood are the other players who will be inducted.

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The internet is celebrating news that late basketball legend Len Bias will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Bias leads a group of six players and two coaches that will be enshrined in Kansas City next November. In addition to Bias, Hershey Hawkins, Jim Jackson, Paul Pierce, Antawn Jamison and David Greenwood are the other players who will be inducted.

In a tragic set of circumstances, University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias, who was chosen No. 2 by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA draft, died days later of an accidental drug overdose.

Read more about the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame class at ESPN.

This article originally appeared in The Burton Wire.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur and professor living her best life with her daughter Kai and fur-son Mr. Miyagi. She is founder and editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire, a news blog covering news of the African Diaspora. Dr. Burton is an expert in the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality and media related industries. An activist scholar, Nsenga has authored numerous articles on the subject and recently co-edited a book on Black Women’s Mental Health. You can see and hear her on radio, tv and new media waxing poetic about these issues. In her spare time she vacillates between fighting the power and Happy Hour. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual.

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